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tearing

adjective

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tearing

verb
present participle of tear

Synonyms & Antonyms of tearing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it
  • angrily tore the letter to shreds

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2 to separate or remove by forceful pulling
  • tore the book from his hand

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The first known use of tearing was in 1581

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tearful

tearing

tearing down

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“Tearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tearing. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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